Finalists to be decided on Sunday

first_imgBCB/Skyy Vodka 20/20 Cricket Tournament…The Number 69 village on the Corentyne Coast in Berbice will come alive when the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) hosts the Semifinals of the 2018 Skyy Vodka 20/20 Cricket Tournament this Sunday, September 30.Kevin SinclairIt has been a while since top level cricket has been played in the Upper Corentyne area, and fans are expected to flock the venue to see their two teams battle against the two top cricket clubs in Berbice for a place in the final.Upper Corentyne will battle with Albion Community Centre Cricket from 9:30 hours, then Skeldon Cricket Club goes up against the mighty Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets from 13:30 hours.Over the last decade, Albion and Rose Hall Town have dominated Berbice Cricket, but they will have to be at their best to get past the two home teams who normally favour the shorter version of the game.Albion will be led by West Indies ‘A’ Player Gudakesh Motie, and he will be supported by Jonathan Foo, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Ritesh Umrao, Kevin Umrao, Gourav Ramesh, Antonio February.Gudakesh MotieThe Upper Corentyne Team does not possess any cricketing stars, but the team is known to play as a collective unit under the inspirational leadership of the level headed Lakeram Latchman. He is expected to receive good support from Rishi Persaud, Munesh Lallu, Devin Baldeo, Naeem Yacoob and Devendra Budhoo.Skeldon is well known in Berbice for surprising major teams who underrate them. Players like Junior Blair, Sherain Murray and Victor Pedro must step up if their side is to have any chance against a rampant Rose Hall Town team.Rose Hall recently defeated Albion Community Centre to win the BCB Patron’s Fund 10/10 Title. The youthful team is led by former National Under-19 Captain Shawn Pereira, and he boasts the likes of Eon Hooper, Kevin Sinclair, Junior Sinclair, Kevlon Anderson, Jason Sinclair, Keon Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall, Jonathan Rampersaud, Andy Naidu and Vidal Crandon.Jonathan RampersaudBCB President, Hilbert Foster, is urging cricket fans in the Upper Corentyne area to come out and support the match. He also noted that it was the first time that two teams from the Sub-Associations were able to reach a BCB Tournament semifinal stage.The tournament is sponsored by Ansa McAl (Guy) Ltd under their Skyy Vodka Brand.last_img read more